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News Briefing: Coronavirus Hits Cleantech Investments Too -- But a Few Bright Spots Emerge

April 22, 2020

Investments in renewable energy and other cleantech investments are set to tumble, at least temporarily, due to the impact of COVID-19. Still, there are a few bright spots as some...

Asian Investors Pressure Companies in to Shift to ESG Investing

March 12, 2020

Growing investor interest in ESG is driving improvements in climate risk and other ESG disclosure. But more is needed, experts say.

Fundraising Update: KKR, Generate Each Top $1B for Cleantech Funds

February 29, 2020

We take a look at fundraising by KKR, Generate Capital and others, and also explore where some oil majors are putting their cleantech dollars to work.

BlackRock, Microsoft, Davos, Cleantech Funding & More: Big Sustainability Finance News So Far in 2020

February 3, 2020

January was a busy month for sustainability finance. Climate change and how it can be fought was a major topic of conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and...

Impact Investments Held Back by Issues Around Measurement

January 30, 2020

Experts from the Kellogg Foundation, Zurich Investments, Mercer and more discuss how they measure the effects of their impact investments -- and the need for industry-wide standards...

Sustainable Investment News Briefing: Goldman Sachs targets $750B in climate investments; Industries make halting steps toward reduced emissions: CalPERS faces “Big Challenge” of climate change exposure

January 6, 2020

How are pensions and other institutional investors grappling with climate change investments themselves? We look at these questions and more in this roundup of some recent sustainability...

New Funds & Fundraising Roundup: Institutional Investors & Corporates Bolster Sustainable Investing in Q4

December 23, 2019

Private equity and other funding for cleantech and sustainability-focused companies flowed strongly in the final months of the year into themes including renewable energy, plant-based...

Sustainable Investment News Briefing: Sustainable Ag Keeps Growing & Institutional Investor Capital Flows to Green Projects

November 29, 2019

We take a look at sustainability news from around the world, including new institutional funds and fundraising, large renewable power projects in New York and elsewhere, and more.

Bad Data, Old Thinking Prevent Climate Risk Integration in Portfolios: CDPQ, Pathstone, Rockefeller Foundation

November 6, 2019

Institutional investors are increasingly working to ensure that their investment portfolios are properly protected against climate risk. That’s easier said than done, though, so...

Sustainable Investment News Briefing: VC Funding Pours into Battery Storage Companies; Vertical Farms Raise Cash; Shell-backed Solar Developer Raises $200M for Asian Expansion; Distributed Generation Gains Interest From Institutional Investors

August 12, 2019

We track major developments within the energy storage and vertical farming sectors, as well as update a range of fundraising activity, policy developments and new investments across...

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